Sources close to the situation confirmed the MMA fighting on Thursday following a preliminary report Fight.
With the Santos vs. Teixeira delayed, it is not known which fight will fill the main event slot on September 12th. The co-main event currently features a mid-strawweight bout Michelle Waterson And Angela Hill.
Facing a four-fight winning streak, Teixeira is looking to get back into the title controversy after losing Anthony Smith In his recent show. The 40-year-old Brazilian has been in the top-10 rankings for many years in the 205-pound category, but his recent run has put him at the top of the weight class.
Unfortunately, a positive test for COVID-19 delays Teixeira’s return, but at a later date he gets a chance to face Santos.
Santos will make his first appearance at the UFC in 2019 after losing the split decision Jon Jones. Santos had to undergo surgery for a knee injury in the fight and after a long recovery, he has to return for the first time in a year.
Now Santos will have to wait until October 3 to face Teixeira with a fight date coming up the week after he was crowned the new Light Heavyweight Champion. UFC 253 When Dominic Reese Takes John Blachovich.